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. scandal, scandal. it was the so-called scandal week, filled with scandal everywhere. the obama administration is in trouble. it's bs and i'll tell you why. all these stories with, this is all red meat for republicans. the righties are drooling everywhere. you know how you throw on a case of mer low and a carton of campbell camel to john boehner. >> nothing dissolves the bonds of people and their government like the arrogance of power in washington. these what the american people are seeing today from the obama administration, remarkable arrogance. >> arrogance. let's play a word game. a heck of a word. republicans going to be talking about these scandals for month to come maybe even years because they really want to tarnish obama. let me tell you what the real scandal that's going on in washington right now. republicans in congress voted to reveal obama care for the 38th time. they did that on thursday as advertised and the vote didn't go down without a big show. >> we see this coming just like the titanic, we see the iceberg only it's not just in a midst. shortly in front of o
. so you can. >>gregg: as the obama administration tries to distance itself from three major scandals he will lay out new counterterrorism policy. with the investigation into the benghazi terror attack incomplete, many raise questions of the timing of this address. and judith miller is pulitzer prize winning author and fox news contributor. is this a conspicuous attempt to give the president some tough ness credibility with the national security credibility is taking a beating? >> guest: it is shredded. that is why the president has come alive in the way we have not seen present himself and make arguments himself until now. if he wants to get anything accomplished in the second term he has to overcome the three scandals the trifecta of trouble especially in the national security area where he took pride in being strong. >>gregg: and there is a devastating story in cbs news sourced anonously, but several sources from the obama administration officials in key positions during the benghazi attack. they admit they made mistakes but they say these were mistakes of incompetence, not coverup
mom from doing what she loves... being my mom. >>gregg: a trio of scandals facing the obama administration, including the i.r.s. targeting of conservative groups and the benghazi scandal, and president obama is in the hotseat. look at this, a brand new rasmussen poll is out showing the president's approval rating, well, the same number of people saying he is doing a good job as those who say he does not. what is the impact of the scandals if any at all? we will bring in our political insiders, john leboutillier, pat caddell, fox news contributor former pollster for president jimmy carter and doug schoen, a fox news contributor and former pollster for bill clinton. the president's job numbers seem to be static. they did not nose dive. he is weathering the storm. >> so far, he is. but there is a big "but." the but is, his agenda is largely frozen. america to a very large extent is riveted by the scandals. there is nothing at this point, going on, on policy in washington. even though the president himself is holding his own. >>gregg: a poll that came out, trying to weigh the im
grams. [ sighs ] [ male announcer ] always rich, >>> voting to appeal obama care. again, the scandal lobby, recent controversy, those are two of the hot topics pitched to us today. sara covers health care policy for the washington post. kate covers homes and joanne greel joins was, as well. it's great to have you all here. i want to start out by showing the "new york times" and what they put out today in regard to obama care in this vote coming up. it's the 43rd day that they've devoted time on this issue according to our court. it's in the upper 30s. almost 40 times there that the vote has come up on this. we all remember john boehner said this was the law of the land. >> one of the things that john boehner has said is he has a lot of -- who want to be on the record opposing this law and he's giving them the chance to vote against it. and it's easy to write off over three dozen votes as inconsequential. at the same time, we are polling showing about facilitiers and americans think that congress has repealed the laws. there is a real impact of having these repeated votes again and ag
is a scandal. everything is watergate. they hurt it because they give president obama cover. i want to direct this question to you. do you agree with that? do you agree with certain people who despise president clinton and hillary clinton so much president obama and hillary clinton so much that everything is a scandal, everything is a watergate. we don't each know the facts about the a.p. thing yet. but it's already they are coming for us. they are going to arrest me you and colmes, probably not colmes. me, you and we are going to be arrested and put in cuffs. do you -- do you agree that gives -- the president cover. >> giving cover is separate issue. what the press has done and what obama and hillary have done over years is create personality. with the protection of the press both hillary and president obama. >> bill: you are dodging my question. there are certain right leaning people. >> without having to perform, bill, and when they screw up, they don't get nailed and they deserve to be nailed. i have to deal with facts. however, on talk radio where you live, all right, there's a lot of sp
the scandals taking place is now head of the irs obama care implementation office. joining me, two of the lawmakers who participated in the heated hearing. >> good to be with. >> ms. ingram was in charge at the time. do you think it is appropriate she is in charge of the implementation of obama care? >> as a matter of fact, that is not true. she actually left that office six months prior to even subordinates knowing what took place there so she wasn't in the office when the subordinates were informed. >> sean: wasn't she there between 2009 and 2012? >> she left six months prior to the subordinates knowing that this actually took place. >> sean: we knew a couple of years ago and what we learned in the last couple of days is that they did know at the time she was there. >> i think you have to check your facts. she left the office six months prior to the subordinates showing. >> sean: my understanding is she did know. >> that is my understanding as well. she was there during the time that the abusive practice was being perpetrated. we have to pinpoint and get more information about w
to bluntly point out that the obama administration is not transparent and covering up scandals and lying to the american people. and now with the white house caught in the middle of three separate scandals, benghazi, and irs targeting of conservative groups and the justice department illegal probe in the journal phone records, the rest of the media is starting to catch up including the pundits who praised the president. >> he's accountable for it and i am offended by. it it is not a political or conservative or liberal. it is trusting your government. >> the transparency thing is crumbling. >> the president held a press government and he did well. he had been listening to their conversation. >> and lot of american a dults the last time the government looked in phone calls of the reporters and using the irs for political purposes twas the nixon era. when the government wants to do good things, managerial confidence falls between david brent and a cat chasing a hasser pointer. but when government wants to flex muscles, (bleep) you are the iron man. >> this is not the nixon administration w
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are right now. we're in scandal mode. does the obama administration have a way to get out of scandal mode. or is this indefinite if not permanent now? does the obama administration need to get washington out of scandal mode or is there some way as them seeing this as not all bad for them. and has barack obama the man, or barack obama the politician, even before he was president, ever been through a period like this in his life? in his personal or political history, has he ever been through this type of trial? does his past tell us anything about what might happen next in joining us is david axelrod. he is now director of the institute of politics at university of chicago and msnbc senior political analyst. thank you for being here. >> thank you. i'm nostalgic listening to the the recounting of the week. i'm missing washington so much. >> yeah, i bet. well you have known president obama for a long time. you've been with him through his political career. has he ever been through a very difficult sort of multifaceted period like this? personally or politically, have you seen him through peri
barack obama, for whatever reason. it's that kind of day in the news. >>> today is scandal o'clock all day long. we saw the guy forced out of the irs grilled about the tax agency using single key words to skrine out people for scrutiny. he did tell two higher-ups last june that he was going to be doing this investigation into how the conservative groups were treated. he told the deputy treasury secretary and the general counsel at treasury that he was starting this inquiry as to whether conservatives were being unfairly singled out. he told them he was starting this inquiry but obviously not what the inquiry had found since he hadn't found anything yet since he was just getting started. republicans have seized on this news because of the timing. saying it's important there were administration officials outside just the irs itself who knew before the election that there was at least a potential problem with the irs targeting conservative groups. shouldn't that have been disclosed publicly? could that have become a salient issue in the election had the administration disclosed that inves
're in scandal mode. does the obama administration have a way of getting itself out of scandal mode, or is this essentially indefinite if not permanent now? does the obama administration need to get washington out of scandal mode, or is there some way in which they might not see this as necessarily all bad for them? and has barack obama, the man, or barack obama, the politician, even before he was president ever been through a period like this in his life? in his personal or political history, has he ever been through this type of trial? does his past tell us anything about what might happen next? joining us now is david axelrod, former senior presidential adviser to barack obama and now director of the institute for politics and msnbc senior political analyst. thank you for being here. >> i'm all nostalgic listening to this recounting of the week. i'm missing washington so much. >> i bet. you have known president obama for a long time. you've been with him through a lot of his political career. has he ever been through a very difficult, sort of multi-facetted period like this? eith
. >> a heated president obama this evening speaking out about the irs scandal, led to resignation of the acting commissioner, other rather he has been fired. donald rumsfeld has a lot to say about this. the former defense secretary's new book is "rumsfeld rules" and joins me now on the grill. welcome to you, sir. >> thank you very much. >> how are you? >> excellent. >> we'll try and change that. >> come on. come on. >> you've been in this position where you get hit with all sorts of stuff. and it all comes at once. when you look at these three scandals in totality, are they real scandals or run of the mill issues that any white house has to deal with? >> well, one is bad. two is four and three is ten. the pressure is enormous in the white house when this happens. it's the perfect storm. and we all have watched enough of our history to know that beg and bad things can start from very small things. and the old rule is that -- there are two rules in washington. the first rule is, the cover-up is worse than the event. and the second rule is no one remembers the first rule. >> let's start with cover
the heat on the white house. >> this morning, president obama was asked about the scandal. >> if you've got the irs operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, then that is outrageous. it is concrete to our traditions and held accountable and got to be fixed. >> even though the irs is independent agency, republican law makers have been calling on the president to condemn the irs for flagging atea party groups.. >> this contributes to the distrust that the american people have in government. >> shows senior officials applying scrutiny to conservative critical groups. >> the pressure on the white house is coming from all directions. it's not just the republicans who want answers. democrats are climbing in as well. >> somebody paid the decision they would give scrutiny to this particular group. we have to understand why. >> congressional republicans have now raised the ante. working on new legislation that would make it a crime to discriminate for political views. cbs news, the white house. >> some republicans are challenging the claim by the irs that low level workers were
that another big scandal obama says there is no there on benghazi the accountability review board offered a thorough investigation but as lou dobbs printed out that is distorting the truth. >> actually mr. president that review board did not looking into every element of benghazi but did examine the security matters before the attack it did not look into those responsible for the attack for the administration's response and pickering and mullin did not interview secretary of state clinton. i am sorry mr. president, but you knew better. you had to know better. there you are. [laughter] what are you talking about tonight? >> we are looking at the mounting scandals and inconsistencies, misrepresen tation and scandals rocked the administration juss about everywhere you look there are people misstating the facts making for policy choices and sometimes both aggressively. what is this administration actually doing? they claim they don't know when they get caught whenever there is a problem. with the chalk talk i will lay out out this administration has become the ideal noah administration. [laug
, president obama said in a statement the report's findings are, quote, intolerable and inexcusable, promising to follow through on the inspect general's recommendations. the white house has denied any role in the irs scandal. but republicans say the administration cannot be trusted. >> what we don't know at this point is whether it jumped the fence from the irs to the white house. but we do know this. we can't count on the administration to be forthcoming about the details of this scandal because so far they've been anything but. >> on this one, the criticism, not just from republicans. former white house press secretary robert gibbs says the president mishandled his response. >>> the tenor of this briefing would be different if the president had spoken about this on saturday or sunday and not on monday. and if the president had spoken on monday, less about losing patience for this, which is what i do with my 9-year-old, and used far more vivid language. and i think come out and announced that there would be a commission made up of a former -- two former commissioners, irs commissioners. demo
at the staying power of benghazi as a story, the way it's picked up steam as a scandal, but the obama administration, his senior aides, they regard that of the three big stories we're talking about as the one that's closest to a winner for them, the one where they have a chance to persuade the public at large that it's really just ginned up by republican partisanship. be not fooled. yes, there's been some tougher questioning for jay carney, even for the president, on these subjects, but some of the toughest voices in today's blathersphere, there will be the most weepy laudtory eulogies of barack obama and his presidency. the current stories feeding the politico cycle are done as well. in retirement, barack obama will benefit from an incredibly well-funded, well-coordinated campaign for constitutional enshrinement similar to which we saw after the assassination of president kennedy. >> bill: well, also bill clinton did well in post-spin. you're discounting things, rosen, these things could get a lot worse. >> that's true. >> bill: this isn't the crest of the wave. this wave is starting
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to this thing. >>> coming up, president obama's response to washington's other big scandal. and justice ruth bader ginsberg wishes she could rewrite roe versus wade. >>> and in the spotlight, the most prominent official in washington who has never done a prime time cable news interview. senator al franken will join me. are you still sleeping? just wanted to check and make sure that we were on schedule. the first technology of its kind... mom and dad, i have great news. is now providing answers families need. i gotta go deposit a check, transfer some money. so it's your uncle's turn. what? wait, wait, wait... no, no, no, wait, wait. (baby crying) so you can deposit a check... with the touch of a finger. so you can arrange a transfer in the blink of an eye. so you can help make a bond... i got it. that lasts a lifetime. the chase mobile app. so you can. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! nope. we could only watch tv in the rooms that had a tv outlet. y
scandal. despite requests from the obama administration to not support president assad. joint chiefs of staff chairman criticized the russian move saying it was "ill-timed and very unfortunate." turning back to benghazi and the modified limited hangout by this administration. more than two thirds of republican house lawmakers now favor that committee to examine the benghazi attacks. our first guest tonight is one of those lawmakers. joining us now is congressman randy forbes of virginia. congressman, good to have you with us. >> thank you, lou. i want to get your reaction to the hearing, the performance of the inspector general who sat aside of the now outgoing acting commissioner, stephen miller. >> i think that we see across this administration there is justice culture of of arrogance and absolute disdain for anyone who would dare try to hold them accountable. i think that is what you saw constantly coming through the testimony today. this administration loves to respond with i do not know. i do not know. they even started now with this thing of setting up investigations so they do
: president obama addressed the scandal. the irs admits it put the tea party under the microcope. the irs required more paper work from the tea party and scrutinized groups that edgeicated people about the constitution. but the commissioner testified otherwise last year. >> there is absolutely no targeting. this is what happens. >> the contradiction is setting off a firestorm, especially with tea party groups. >> we want to know who knew what when. heads will roll. this is absolute suppression of civil liberties. >> reporter: president obama says the irs must be neutral. >> you should feel that way regardless of party. >> reporter: he says he is waiting for the full audit before making moves against the irs. >> it is outrageous. contrary to our traditions and people have to be held accountable and it has to be fixed. >> house speaker nancy pelosi said there is no place for this inappropriate activity in the irs or by its employees. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president obama down played the controversy over how his administration handled the attackts -- attacks in benghazi, libya last summer
on how president obama is dealing with these scandals in washington this week. but other main stream left leaning media outlets are joining in the criticism, including a front page leader from the new york times. check it out, also the huffington post, also the washington post is usually supporters of obama. they are backing off. how much trouble is the president in with his media base? who better to ask than brent bo zell. it looks to me they're up in arms. their hero has been so badly wounded, these main stream media guys don't foe twhoo to do. >> yoepgs, larry. are they up in arms? no, are they upset? yes. it's a lover's quarrel at this point. they're upset because of the a.p. that itself the one that's getting them the most. because that was aimed right at them and they see that as betrayal and some reporters have actually said that, lisa miers of nbc actually said, befud el befuddled. we can't understand it. we're his friend. that's the way she put it. there is the irs scandal. that kind of crosses the lines, liberals, democrats, conservatives all don't like that. the benghazi scanda
carole. >>> president obama stayed out of the irs scandal until yesterday. the president addressed the agency's role in targeting organizations with the words tea party in their name and some others that had conservative ideologies. the president came out saying that behavior is not acceptable in his administration. >> if, in fact, irs personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on, and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, that's outrageous. and there's no place for it. and they have to be held fully accountable. we'll wait and see what exactly all the details and the facts are. but i've got no patience with it. i will not tolerate it. and we'll make sure that we find out exactly what happened on this. >> now, the agency says the scandal was limited to low-level workers at a cincinnati field office. but now "the washington post" is reporting at least two irs officials based in washington, d.c. were also involved with the investigations. the house ways and means committee has set hearings for friday. and there will be a senate probe, as well. >>>
it the perfect storm, three scandals at one time for the obama administration. so-called scandals at any rate. here we go. it is the full court press indeed. coming to you live. on you are our studio here on capitol hill bringing you the news of the day and most importantly, giving you a chance to give us your opinion. tell us what you think about it all. whether there is any blame. who ought to be to be blame? all of those issues all of those questions perform your comments on 86655-that's our toll-free number or on twitter following your comments on twitter @bp show and on facebook. become our friend on facebook at press show, and we are going to take a look at two of the biggest issues here in this hour. what the irs was up to targeting these tea party groups and what the department of justice was up to seizing the phone errorsrecords of 20 or over 100 reporters and editors at the associated press. some serious constitutional issues with each of those who better to help us through it than michael mcleod baugh, who is the director, chief of staf
the latest from the storm zone. >>> damage control. president obama confronts red hot scandals. his angry message for the irs and the tough questions he can expect in just a few hours. >>> fake graveyard. why would anyone put up head stones and build a phony cemetery in the middle of the city? i've got the details behind this creepy atmosphere. >>> so sorry. beyonce responds to fans after some cancelled concerts. how she's addressing her health and some pregnancy rumors, on this thursday, may 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> good morning. we begin with breaking news in north texas, where at least six people have died when a tornado touched down. >> firefighters using flashlights are going house to house looking for anybody still trapped. abc's jim ryan reports from the hard hit town of granbury. >> reporter: this storm rolled in from the southwest and tornado sirens started blaring just before sunset. witnesses say pea-sized hail turned to baseball sized and then hailstones the size of grapefruit were pounding a subdivision
obama in fighting back against these scandals? end imagined, perhaps? >> i think he started in some ways fumbling the ball out of the game, seeming to be disengaged. he said he first learned about the irs scandal, and investigation, in the newspaper. not exactly of a sort of robust leadership i think people have come to expect from a president, from this president. but you saw him be much more robust in the last couple of days, with a press conference. you saw some heads rolling from the irs. the head of the irs reappointing someone else to lead the irs. so i think they are playing catch-up. you saw dan pfeiffer, of course, do the full monty on those sunday shows. so i think they finally got a bit of a handle on this, playing offense much more smartly than they have. i think we don't know what's going to happen with this, because there are going to be further investigations. i think the good news for this white house so far is that this sort of trifecta of scandals hasn't so far affected the president's approval rating. it seems to be something like 53% and uptick, i think, in the cnn po
. serious scandals but not at the level of the obama administration. >> and i think when you mention immigration, that's the big one. when they are referring to things that create a schism within the conference, that was creating the schism before we started talking about these issues and heritage has been opposed to any kind of comprehensive reform package that would include bringing the millions of undocumented workers out into the shadows. and that is what is really sad here. there's a lot that is out here but one of the things, in their attempt to smear the president in any way they can, they are shredding any little bit of goodwill that had been built up, leading towards progress on these bills. >> yeah. >> how can you go back to a conservative district and sell your constituents on a bipartisan immigration plan when you're trying to convince them that the president is a taranicle despite? >> my concern is when you look at michele bachmann, rand paul, they use the irs controversy to attack the health care law. >> your medical records will be evaluated by the irs that seems to ha
regulate on was never plastered around iran contra and obama isn't involved in any of the scandals. >> neil: we don't know that yet. >> benghazi is not a scandal. it's incompetence and it doesn't bring down a president. it appears what is going on with the irs, low level people who acted extremely badly which has nothing to do with the president. >> don't throw off the political ramifications of this. let's face it. we have midterm elections coming up. i don't think it has a big impact on the economy and markets, but this is political problem. the incompetence of the obama administration where one hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing. people are idiotic make idiotic mistakes when benghazi is clearly an example of incompetence. that will reflect on the president and that will hurt him politically. >> two things, charlie, real quick. >> with respect to my colleagues benghazi is out right mal fee answer is and lying, fal fees answer and criminal cover-up. >> that is so true. >> what we're all agreed on there is a thin connection of the scandals across time and the economy. there is a
to a scandal. there can be weeks of inquiries of one thing or another, months, indeed, and i think it comes at a particularly bad time for the obama administration. >> do you see this just republicans asking for this or democrats as well? i don't see why this should be a partisan issue -- >> it's not. >> -- if the irs is going after one group over another. >> it was notable that a number of democrats today, especially in the political consultant group, were calling for some sort of independent probe. they realize, look, if there's going to be pressure, why don't you give into the pressure now and go the independent route. but i will tell you, i was there when we called for a special prosecutor in the clinton administration, and it led to -- it led to ken starr. these things can suddenly take on a rogue quality that you're not expecting, and really be very damaging. >> it's fascinating, you have this on top of the department of justice looking into the associated press getting phone records, which obviously is a different kind of thing, but it certainly raises a lot of questions about what's
obama is weighing in on the scandal surrounding the internal revenue service. the president spoke at a white house news conference today alongside british prime minister cameron. a new report obtained by abc7 news shows the i.r.s. began targeting conservative groups as far back as 2010 and that senior i.r.s. officials have known about it for two years. >> i can tell you that if you have the i.r.s. operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, that is outrageous. it is contrary to our traditions. people have to be held accountable. it has to be fixed. >> the president addressed the deadly attacks on the consulate in beach gaza, libya, in september. he accused republicans of paying politics over criticism. the administration changes the c.i.a. talking points used to describe the attacks. >> the bay area evangelist who predicted the apoca cial troubles. the "contra costa times" reports that he has recently watched his oakland-based family radio ministry lose most of its net worth. insider say donations to the nonprofit have dropped to almost 70 percent since he conce
, president obama has been talking about fair share doctrine for quite some time. this irs scandal is an extension of his fair share doctrine. he's trying to make sure that we're all paying our fair share. where is the coverage and the questions along his campaign slogans and how this relates to the news scandal? >> john, the reason this story has been kept alive is because of this network. the reporting of catherine herridge, jennifer griffin, and james rosen kept this story alive until the rest of the media caught up with it. if the elite skate gave prizes, they would win. they don't so i hope they get pay raise. >> when it comes to the irs thing, at least usa today did some fairly big stories this week about how conservative groups were getting treated versus how liberal groups were getting treated. >> they did some work about how few people are taking a look at this. i would throw into the larger context of how this administration has been covered and, in fact, how little coverage there ever is these days of bureaucratic matters like irs. the washington bureaucracy is not being
to keep the focus on obama care. >> keep the focus on obama care, the scandal here is that there is a real urgent health care crisis right now. 45,000 americans die every year because they don't have health insurance. nearly 50 million are uninsured and nearly seven million of those are children. but the republicans just don't care. they just want to play the lit cal game of repeal, repeal, repeal that will go know where it's ugly politics and shows the tea party extremism governing today's republican party. joining me is e.j. dionne and bob shrum. thank you for your time this evening. >> glad to be with you. >> e.j., repeal, repeal, but for what reason? >> well, you know, reverend, i think we can all agree, republicans enjoy voting to repeal obama care. and if they did it a few times, you know, it unifies the base and most of them vote the same time but 45 times becomes a case of self-parody. this is a very different republican party from the past. in the past, all kinds of republicans, from john chaffey to bob dole to richard dixon recognize that having this many uninsured people is bad
, the department of justice talking points on this a.p. scandal? >> yeah, it's not just media matters, you had politico that launched out, president obama is not really watching the justice department that closely because president bush watched his justice department too closely and it was politicized. so president obama attitude is the correct way. i think the talking point that the white house has been pushing not only media matters picks it up but politico picks it up. the leak had occurred at associated press and they tried to find out who leak. in the bush administration, president bush himself called the "new york times" to say, let's hold back on these stories if you are going to give away our sources. "new york times" said no, and they went forward anyway. i think the government has the right, but they need to be able to put some pressure on the news organizations to see if they will comply first. >> jon: should the media be making the point that eric holder recuses himself in this case? it doesn't seem to be getting a lot of coverage. >> as dana of the "washington post" that he abdica
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and furious gun scandal and mr. obama's liberal appointments. the congressman joins us from washington. i think tonight we want to try to advance the story. as we all know the factor audience knows what has happened. president obama says he is going to fix it. the only thing he is not going to fix is benghazi. that's still very hurricaney. he will fix the irs. going to get to the bottom of the a.p. thing. might be justified. how do you see this thing going forward? does mr. obama, can you link him to anything that is going to be troublesome for him? >> well, certainly, bill, the first thing you have to remember is with fast and furious, after congress was lied to, the american people were lied to for 10 months. he asserted executive privilege and is not willing to turn over the actual records of those lies. that advance transparency before we get to benghazi. >> bill: nothing more you can do. his own justice department isn't going to investigate it. so it's a skate. he wins. >> well, perhaps. although a federal judge has the case before them. he may defy a federal judge but we don't think
. and the obama administration playing defense over three still developing scandals in washington from the i.r.s. targeting conservative groups to the altered benghazi talking points and the ap records grabbed by the justice department. we are going to break it all down with "wall street journal" editor paul gigot. that is coming up next. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp... and provided by unitedhealthcare insuranc
to confront three major scandals, try to limit the damage to the administration, and to pursue mr. obama's second term agenda. joining us now is the president's senior advisor dan pfeiffer. and dan, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thank you, chris. >> chris: president obama was asked a broad question about the irs scandal this week and he gave a narrow answer. let's take a look. can you assure the american people that nobody in the white house knew about the agency's actions before your counsel's office found out on april 22? >> i can assure you that i certainly did not know anything about the ig report before the ig report had been leaked through press. >> chris: so, he only talked the president about the ig report. the question was broader about any agency irs activities. white house knew anything about the irs targeting conservatives before information about the eg report was given to the white house in april? >> yes, the first time as we he said that any one heard about this at the white house is when the counsel's office of treasury department called to let us know there was a
obama was asked a broad question about the irs scandal this week and he gave a narrow answer. let's take a look. can you assure the american people that nobody in the white house knew about the agency's actions before your counsel's office found out on april 22? >> i can assure you that i certainly did not know anything about the ig report before the ig report had been leaked through press. >> chris: so, he only talked the president about the ig report. the question was broader about any agency irs activities. white house knew anything about the irs targeting conservatives before information about the eg report was given to the white house in april? >> yes, the first time as we he said that any one heard about this at the white house is when the counsel's office of treasury department called to let us know there was an investigation that was coming to a conclusion. we didn't know the details of it. we didn't see the report. we had no facts at this point. just that an investigation was coming to a conclusion. >> chris: but you didn't know anything about the idea that the irs was targeting
to get every bit of political mileage they can out of the irs scandal and they'll never let up on obama care. today house republicans are making their 37th -- that's 37 times -- to repeal the health care law. like all the times before it, it is going to fail. we have an expert here, a special advisor to the obama administration formulating for the affordable health care act. he he wrote a new book, "brothers emanuel." i really want to read that book. one is the great hollywood agent ari emanuel who stars in a movie, and rahm emanuel is mayor of chicago. what is it like to have brothers like that? does your mom think you're the intellectual? >> the doctor in the family. that's the key. >> that's a permanent job. let me ask you about -- i smell a rat. i think the republicans would like to spread the word out there that obama care isn't good for you and therefore sort of upchuck it. if it comes to you, do whatever you got to do. if you're a barber, you got two seats, each guy makes 25 or 30 o year, make it difficult on yourself or the government. >> they're certainly trying to delegitimate
scandal there. >> the harm done was to romney by a tenth of a point. >> romney had an issue to hit obama with because he was accusing him with a cover-up. >> we all remember that debate. what do you think, jonathan, about the way this thing developed yesterday with the unloading last night of all those e-mails? >> e-mails came in the very beginning of the packet. it was an e-mail from the general counsel of the cia who points out to everybody, this is when the consideration and the editing process is still going on inside the cia, that there's a standing order from the national security council, from the justice department, from the fbi, that no one in any assessment should attribute blame to this thing because it could jeopardize the investigation, even internally within the government. so it doesn't matter what went on, i believe, in the subsequent toing and froing. this is a major administrative process. the fact is, that stuff had to come out. there was an order to take that stuff out, not even put it out even within the government. that's what happened. >> the two items that had to
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way from watergate at this point, but how serious is the irs scandal and how do you think the obama administration is doing, the white house, at handling it? >> i think it's quite serious. we don't know how far it goes, the dimensions and so on. two things about it. the reason whyis problematic for the administration is -- one is that this action coincided with the political interests of the obama team, that is to say the action was taken overwhelmingly against conservative groups. the second thing is, that the administration has had trouble telling the truth about it. i mean, as recently as the other day, you had on his way out acting director saying on the hill, arguing with the idea that anyone was targeted, and then, of course, congress had asked for information, which was not forthcoming when the irs higher-ups found out about it, that never -- congress was never told. another case where there's been difficulty telling truth. you put those two together, you've got a combustible mix, of what scandals are made. the same with benghazi as well, coincided with the administration's i
obama spoke out on the irs scandal over charges that it singled out conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny. the president announced the acting commission of the irs was fired and the president promised his administration will work with congress to make sure nothing like this happens again. listen. >> i've reviewed the treasury department watchdog's report, and the misconduct that it uncovered is inexcusable. it's inexcusable and americans have a right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the irs. given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. and as i said earlier, it should not matter what political stripe you're from. the fact of the matter is, the irs has to operate with absolute integrity. the government generally has to conduct itself in a way that is true to the public trust. that's especially true for the irs. >> also today, the white house released more than 100 pages of e-mail correspondence, showing how officials came up with a response that beng
and of course, the president bumped up sarah hall graham and appointing her as part of the irs obama care role. the social contract between the people who pay taxes and the government has been broken by this scandal. is the president capable of fixing it? >> i thi that is the issue here, we have a serious trust issue and the president is trying to distance himself and because it is happening in the walls of the white house, that he ismmune from the blame. but the reality is, he sets the tone for the srgz the massive big government and regulatory state, it is his responsibility. he has a lot of healing to do with the american people who say i will not give bonuses to these people. i don't think a burrcrat in cincinnati woke up and said i will go after the t party group. >> that is an interesting point and stephen miller who was under the grill spoke to this point. we have a sound bite where whether it was mismanagement or partisship. >> i don't believe that partis anship motivated the people engaged in the practices described in the attorney general report. >> this is a definition of partisansh
? >> before we go. everything seems to be a scandal these days involving the obama administration, so what happened when president obama held a news conference the other day outside the white house? it started to rain and i think we have a picture here and we have the footage and he calls in for them to there the umbrella and "new york post" called this a scandal. an interesting moment an odd moment. is it a scandal? a. >> absolutely not a scandal. it happens with tiger woods and golfers. when important people are not allowed to get wet. michael jackson had a guy he hired for 20 years -- >> some people like sarah palin said, well, most people hold their own umbrellas. >> it's a medfoafore. here he is rainy day. >> when it rains it pours. >> it's a metaphor for a lot of stories. >> i'm going to go out on a limb and say that story was all wet. >> couldn't resist. >> thanks for stopping by this sunday morning. >>> when we come back, we'll look at the benghazi talking points and make some news here and how that story was handled. even in stupid loud places. to prove it, we set up our call cent
, particularly at the clinton years, the effect of scandal is to empower the hard line in each party, obama is going to find a tougher i think to make deals that may alienate some of the congressional democrats while he needs them to defend them against the republicans and on the other side voices get louder inside the gop that say the president is bleeding, we don't want to throw him lifelines with any agreements and that could be a shortsighted view for the republicans. it makes it harder to get immigration and the net may not be a positive by 2016. >> and i want to talk about the obama economy. this is what it looks like now, the labor force participation right 63.3 pretax, income up 2% in the past year, 5% over the past two years, overall the economy grew just 2.5% in the first three months of the year, but deficits dropping, plunged 32% in the first half of the fiscal year. housing improving. prices are rising in most areas. consumer confidence we learned is almost at a six-year high. stocks, i don't have to tell you, most of those people in washington have a 401(k) and very well aware
, the loyal opposition and what they thought of president obama's comments about both the irs scandal and the benghazi talking points controversy which president obama called a sideshow. dana. >> well, as you can imagine, jake, republicans are unsatisfied. i think that's probably the understatement of the year with what the president said about benghazi. let's start there. first and foremost the idea he called it a sideshow from republicans point of view and just in general really doesn't answer the question of why these talking points were changed and more specifically why the white house said it was something that was stylistic really up until last week and hasn't directly answered the question about the fact that al qaeda was taken out, that the idea of this was a protest was still in there, that the president talked about the video at the u.n. a couple weeks later. all of that continued to be part of the white house narrative even though the administration and broader community knew that that was not the case. so those are still questions that republicans are asking. in fact, as t
taking questions on obama care, benghazi, irs the scandal that continues to grow by the way. here is house speaker john boehner after he made his initial statement. the questions and answered that follows is how he character rised what happened with this irs deal. >> there are laws in place to prevent this type of abuse. someone made a conscious decision to harass and to hold up these requests for tax exempt status. i think we need to know who they are, whether they violated the law. clearly someone violated the law. >> let me tell you i am very interested in -- and i'm hopeful that we will get a clear explanation for why such unprecedented action was taken. it bee tpu befuddles me that there could be some justification to allow them to infringe on the first amendment to the constitution. bill: you heard it earlier, who is going to jail is the direct question john boehner started with in his opening statement. also he said the house will repeal obama care. look for that vote in congress this week. it has been four years since we have last heard from oj simpson. that will likely ch
for the american people. if president obama does that as well, he might be able to move on from this scandal as well. >> thanks so much for your time. great to have you all three here. thanks again. >>> for the first time ever, former football star o.j. simpson is about to take the stand. we're going to hear more about the strange hotel room conversation that sent him to prison and his fight to get out of jail before his death. if you've got it, you know how hard it can be to breathe and man, you know how that feels. copd includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. spiriva is a once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that helps open my obstructed airways for a full 24 hours. you know, spiriva helps me breathe easier. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek immediate medical help if your breathing suddenly wor
to a very bad week for president obama. it's been scandal upon scandal upon scandal. and there's no sign things are calming down soon. white house press secretary jay carney joins me now. jay carney, thank you for joining me. would you say this has been your toughest week personally in your job? >> you know, piers, i would say that it's been a challenging week, but in many ways, a week that i've enjoyed because i think that when a press secretary goes to the briefing room and there's a lot of intensity in the room and a lot of news, that you know, it's inspiring reporters to ask hard questions. that's what it's all about. and i have no problem with that and i think that it's part of our democracy and part of what makes the process great. so you know, some people have said oh, you've really been on the firing line and you know, maybe it's just me, but i've kind of enjoyed it. >> you may have enjoyed it, but the "new york times" today said about the president that he's a bystander occupying the most powerful office in the world. dana milbank of the "washington post" said the president was
the irs scandal and is going to clean it up. more damage control at the white house. president obama weathering rain drops and the irs storm. >> my main concern is fixing a problem. >> reporter: the president says he will make sure anyone involved in unfairly targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status is held accountable. >> looking forward to working with congress to -- to fully investigate what happened, make sure it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: mr. obama admitted he first learned about the controversy from the media and said that a government watch dog report about the scandal made him angry. after announcing the forced resignation of acting commissioner, the president named his replacement. we also learned a second official, the man in charge of the agency's exempt and government entities division announced his plan to retire. the fbi launched a criminal investigation. republicans are making it clear they're not dropping the issue. >> somebody made a decision to do this. i doubt it was low level employees in cincinnati field c supporters gathered on capitol hil
for the makerof the ads that poisoned our airwaves. >> that is also a scandal. >> on tuday, t town is turning on obama. all of the ingredients are in place for a good old-fashioned pile on. i know it is christmas time for republicans. how bad is it for the president? mistake.a test.make no the agenda is put on hold, the stories e negative, and the question is, can he take control of it? can he own it and be the authority figure and demand answers, realistic answers people are going to accept? >> can the president get from under this one? >> can he own his own government? he is a bystandard. i read about it in the wspaper. the attorney general asked about the ap story, the dragnet of the phone calls. i have no idea. i can't remember when i recud myself. i wahaving lunch of the time. these ys want to get elected, they pretend the gernment is something out there and they just arrived on the scene like a bystandard. >> you were born in this town. on a scale of 1-10, where is ththis one? >> 5. if you take em one by one, let's go bacto the irs, there is no evidence that what happened to the irs san
. the obama administration going south fast. can it save itself that is the subject of this east coast's talking points memo. headline right now the irs scandal could be worse than benghazi as the president fires irs chief stephan miller. at this point mr. obama had to do that. >> i will do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again. by holding the responsible parties accountable, by putting in place new checks and safeguards and going forward by making sure that the laws applied as it should be in a fair and impartial way. the irs admitting it targeted conservatives. listen to this. just hours earlier, than what the president just said, jay carney was saying that the white house can't really explain how the irs corruption happened because fbi is investigating. i cannot obviously comment on the investigation that the attorney general announced the other day. what i can say is that the president believes that the conduct reported in the ig's review is inappropriate. it is wrong. and there needs to be consequences for that conduct. >> bill: all right. so miller g
." he has written about the various scandals enveloping the obama administration. first of all, charlie, from your standpoint as a reporter how do you think they're handling, their response to all of this? how do you think they're doing? >> i think that has been one of the biggest problems we've seen this week that their responses have been tepid. president obama has been very short of tepid in his rebuke of the various scandals that are sort of emerging. i think that they're, sort of taking half measures is. i think robert gibbs, former press secretary robert gibbs talked about some of this on sunday saying the administration should probably come out and be a little more forceful about it. trying to say, well, we need to wait and find out what happened inside the irs. obviously nobody needs to, you don't want to take immediate, drastic measures without first investigating it but my goodness, you can condemn it with the, i mean, this politicization of one of the most invasive agencies in the federal government, or the most invasive agencies in the federal government, you know, to politi
own pals as the white house scandals grow more scandily. charlie wrangle says obama owes explanations for the doj and irs mess. >> i don't think anyone truly believes the president has given a sufficient answer for america much less press. >> they don't have enough guests on that show. the president is in such a pickle chris matthew's leg barely has a tickle. the host said the irs scandal, quote, underminds the basic trust in government." what does obama have to say? does he think it is inexcusable and americans are right to be angry about it and she an gruey about it? and will he not tolerate this behavior in any agency, but especially in the irs? >> it is inexcusable, and americans are right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agenty, but especially in the irs. >> glad you said what i wrote or whatever. obama also announced that the acting head of the irs, steven miller, has resigned in the fallout. i hope he takes a jet airliner somewhere. meanwhile, we are learning more about the -- that was so stupid -- about the irs shad
scandal that president obama discussed today while standing next to david cameron in the white house. the scandal is about how the irs handled that huge influx of new organizations applying for tax exempt status while also engaged in some degree of political activity under this farcical part of the tax code. starting friday, reports have surfaced that the irs and handling these types of claims singled out groups that had the word tea party or word patriots in their name. and while that might reasonably be a way to find groups that were actually mostly interested in political activity rather than social welfare, it is not fair to apply extra irs scrutiny and questioning to those groups who are obviously engaged in political activity on the right if you are not also applying that scrutiny to groups who are engaged in political activity on the left. it is the imbalance, right? and thus far, we have no evidence that they were applying equal scrutiny to groups on the left side of the ideological spectrum. the irs official who on friday apologized for this targeting of conservative groups
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on president obama to come out and address the irs and ap scandals head on. >> he has to come forward and give more of an answer than he has done. he can't just national defense as a cheeld or spear to protect the white house. >> the white house did release a statement on the inspector general's report last night saying in part the reports findings are intolerable and inexcusable. the federal government must conduct itself in a way that's worthy of the public's trust and that's especially true for the irs, but with criticism mounting on bailout sides of the aisle, how does the president get control of the narrative? i'm joineded my chris cough nas and danny vargas. good morning, guys. >> good morning. >> so, chris, if you were grading the white house' response to these scandals, what would you give them? >> i'd give them a pretty bad grade. i'd say an f. >> an f? why? >> because here's the problem. when these crisis happen, anyone who's been in campaigns or politics, it's going to happen. it's the response that dictates your reaction in your ability to control events. leets take one for exampl
bit of an overreach. do you think that this irs scandal has impact, will have impact on obama care? >> yes. i do. i think, look. all of us can identify with this irs scandal and i think it's why it's having such repercussions and crossing the line. there are two things you can't avoid in life. death or taxes. all of us have some certain mistrust. i think nobody likes signing that check over to the irs and so you have a certain mistrust for that agency already. and to see what that -- what's happening is very concerning for all americans. look, there but for the grace of god go i. this could be one day on the other side of the aisle so we cannot let this precedent stand. nobody can. i do think the obama care votes have become symbolic. we get it. republicans don't like obama care. i would say to my people, let it get implemented. there is going to be plenty of problems with it. people are going to scream bloody murder and then we're going to have to fix it. >> all right. i have to leave it there. thank you so much. appreciate it. >>> if don draper only knew what the future of advert
get it out immediately but instead the obama administration has been caught lying the as a result the scandal stories continue to dominate the headlines. we're talking, do you believe our government? right here and right now. >> tom: thanks for joining us. here at the top of the stack. we know jay carney lied about the benghazi talking points, but we still don't have answers to many other questions surrounding the attack. f.b.i. is investigating the irs's targeting of conservative groups. do you believe the f.b.i. is
? >> yeah, i mean, second terms are generally hit with scandal. the obama administration you're not going to having monetary scandal. these people are not financially corru corrupt. the irs story is going to be big and confirm a lot of suspicions a lot of republicans have. you combine that with the benghazi thing and even the red line. syria where that looks like a political thing because you wouldn't carry through it. what the president needs is a group of people put out there the clearly above politics, senior older people show that a significant part of this administration and the core of this administration is not hyper political and that has been a problem for the administration i think since the get go. >> huge story this week is the sexual assault in the military and the figures that were revealed this week katty kay, from 2010 to 2012, an increase of 35% within the military, the president very angry about it. this is men and women who are being assaulted. this gets to a core issue which is, who you report assaults to in the military and the role of a military commander to even do
, benghazi, the justice department secret seizure of ap records. the obama administration ensnared in scandal after scandal and this week a rough run. rnc chair reince priebus calling for the resignation of attorney general eric holder. why are you calling for the rehe signation of the attorney general? why specifically? >> i think this is just another chanter in his i think really miserable tenure at the doj. we have foregotten half of the scandals and judgment calls he has been involved with. reading the miranda rights to the christmas day bomber. claiming that his leaf legacy would be to try 9/11 terrorists before a civilian court. the fact that he said he was such a believer in reading the legal rights he would do it over the dead body of osama bin laden. fast and furious. contempt of congress including 17 democrats agreeing with the contempt. then he says you know he puts out this unprecedented subpoena over the ap reporters. then reduces himself on legal grounds that i can't quite figure out as a lawyer myself and i know you are, too. then he also claims. >> greta: that is because he wa
for this one. obama care is front and center in this irs scandal. turns out the irs chief heading up the obamacare office at the irs got more than $100,000 in bonuses. all that money put in her pocket as she ran the agency's tax exempt division. the same division now accused of targeting conservatives. a a bonus so large it typically requires presidential approval. did president obama approve the bonus? tell me about the bonus and who are we talking about? >> sarah hall ingram who headed the tax exempt division during the time that the alleged targeting was going on and now appointed by steven miller are by the way the man who testified today had such testy relations with the committee he promoted her into handling the whole oklahoma care account which is a big part of the irs job coming up in the years to come. when she was the head of this tax exempt division she got $100,000 total bonuses from 2009 to 2012 including $34,000 bonus in 2010. a $35,000 bonus in 2011. you are right, my colleague mark tapscott at the washington examiner uncovered the numbers and also says that a bonus t
>>> today president obama weighed in on two scandalled affecting miz administration, sparing thoughts on the attack in benghazi, libya and accusations against the irs. we're learning the acting of irs commissioner found out in may, 2012 tea party groups had been targeted. >> they wrt president's first comments on the irs controversy. >> i can tell you that if you got the irs operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, then that is outrageous. >> but for republicans that might not be good enough. they want to know how arks cord together irs, low-level employees could have applied special scrutiny to other groups whose goals include government. >> they use key words. >> a report shows irs began targeting groups in 2010 and senior irs officials have known bit for almost two years. the president we weighed in on the benghazi controversy and talking points handed out to congress and susan rice after the attack. >> the whole issue of the talking points has been a slide show. suddenly this gets spun up as if there is something new to the story. >> mr. obama made his remark
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scandal is exploding. president obama addressing the nation, insisting he will not tolerate the irs's maser. >> americans are right to be angry about it. and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the irs, given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. >> president also announcing the resignation of the acting irs commissioner. but did the president make him a scapegoat? karl rove joins us. >> hey, greta. how are you? >> very well. so, cacialtion the news that the acting commissioner has resigned and one of my colleagues here at fox news, bret baier, has sent an email and says that the acting commissioner was set to resign the position of acting commissioner as of early june. and he leaves the irs entirely a couple of months later, regardless of the current controversy. he got that from an official close to theacking commissioner. >> right. >> of course, he came to the job in november. was he a sacrificial lamb or what? >> actually, in the irs -- in federal law, you can only be an acting director so
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obama. on the irs on the other hand, i do not know if i'll call of a full-blown scandal because both rds and the president are already cracking down thing this was wrong, obama has already fired -- well, two people have been asked to resign. obama has already announced who he is going to put into replace the -- as the new leader at the irs. i think that the consensus is that there is going to be more hearings and more discussion on what happened, but i do not think that it is going to hurt obama as badly as some may say. those hearings and discussions that are going to happen, what does this do to the president's blanket immigration, gun control, talk about moving forward from here for the president. guest: there is some irony in the fact that republicans are hitting him on one side over this triad, benghazi, and the irs, and the justice department soliciting reporters' phone records. you have republicans hitting the president on these issues. you have this happening on one hand. you have this image of republicans cracking down on the president and being tough, which people like in the p
's second term agenda? president obama under a cloud of scandal, as congress bears down on irs officials who targeted conservative groups. >> this week confirms everything that the american public believes. this is a huge blow to the faith and trust the american people have in their government. >> the key questions now -- who initiated the targeting and why? who else in the administration knew? and why was congress misinformed for so long? with us this morning, the president's senior adviser, dan pfeiffer, the republican leader in the senate, mitch mcconnell of kentucky, and the man leading a congressional investigation into the irs, chairman of the house ways and means committee, dave camp. and later the political fallout from benghazi and the justice department seizure of phone reports from the associated press. plus former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld returns to "meet the press." this time he's out of office and weighing in on the big issues in "rumsfeld's rules."
obama is already assuming the familiar crouch of a scandal struck second termer. is all of this going to put aside -- i think ron mentioned this earlier, lynn. is this going to hurt the president and his team in terms of moving forward on the things that he cares about and has made a priority for his second term? >> absolutely, chris. i don't see how it can't be at the least a major distraction. at the most you having these three issues, and the most important right now, the ones that i think everybody understands is the snooping on reporters' phone records. and the irs trying to influence or looking at any group, no matter what their politics are, tax exempt applications. people get this. so the issue isn't complicated. and it will make republicans in congress have every one of their themes, that seems to amplify that about overreaching of the obama administration. so, yes, it will slow down everything obama wants to do at least for now. >> lynn sweet, always great to have you on the program. ron fournier, thank you. good to see you. >>> one week from today the philadelphia abortion
that wall street would hope for a scandal, but might hope that the obama administration agenda mightot be furthered. >> i think they will. look, it's already been stalled. they've got such discord in washington, d.c., nothing is getting passed. all three of the last two term presidents had some type of scandal. none of them greatly affected the market either way. i don't think this does either. >> jonas, what do you think? >> you know, look, if the irs can get money, right or wrong, from people without having to raise the generalax rate, in theory, that's good for our debt and market. that said, this administration, love it or not, has been good for the stock market. you woul't want a president to see good returns on the mark to be in a scandal, have to leave office, that would not be good for the stock market. testifies bad fort market, we were down 50% over the last three years, then you can say yeah, this could be great if we got new leadership, but i don't think that is the case. >> toby? >> this story is not going away. the market probably needs a little rest here anyway. we get a
department should be the ones investigating the obama irs scandal. i can see why people would say that sounds a little bit fishy and probably does not give people the confidence they need to believe that it will be done fairly. >> there is the question you heard eric holder reference i do think we should be investigating or taking a look at these 501 c 4 corporations. what is that? what gets confusing when you use letters and numbers. what is it? the inspector general report goes through that in detail. 501 c 3's and those are true charities that want to be tax exempt. 501 c 4's which are sort of social advocacy groups. they are allowed like a crossroads g.p.s., american crossroads, karl rove's group, they are allowed to advocate for issues. they are allowed to take donations that are, you know, tax exempt and advocate for issues. they can't directly support a political candidate but they can advocate for issues. and the government, president obama doesn't like these 501 c 4's and he doesn't like their ability to spend to the extent that they can spend thanks to citizens united. now you hear
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